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4 Seasons – Spring 3   1 comment

I had my friend look into the history of the Easter Bunny and this is the article he wrote that I will share with you.

Origin of the Easter Bunny

Researched by: Thomas Niemoller

Easter is believed to originate from the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter as a christian holiday marks the end of lent. Lent is a forty day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. This is done in celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

The Easter Bunny or Easter Rabbit/Hare first originated in the 1500’s (early 16th century). The first edible Easter eggs were first seen in Germany and were made from pastry and sugar. Easter was introduced to America when German settlers arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch sometime in the 18th century. The arrival of the Easter Bunny at this time was looked upon almost as highly as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

The original tradition of Easter was for children to build nests for the Easter bunny to lay its eggs in. Children often built these nests out of old bonnets and hats, they would then need to hide the nest in a secluded area of the house. The way Easter worked then would be if the children were good that year (similar to hanging stockings on Christmas), The Easter bunny would come and lay its brightly colored eggs in the nests that the children built. The Eastern nests later evolved into the modern day Easter basket after the tradition spread.

The true reason why the coloring of eggs us unknown many believe that the coloring of the eggs symbolized fertility and the coming of spring with the many colors of flowers blooming at the time of year.

And here is an Easter Poem I found.

Eastertime Fairies

At eastertime the fairies
Enjoy the warmth of spring,
The budding of the flowers,
And all the birds that sing!

There’s magic in the sunshine,
A soft and gentle breeze,
Sweet butterflies that flitter by,
And leaves upon the trees!

Come join them in their spring-fest;
Celebrate with mirth;
Shake off the chills of winter,
And watch the world give birth!

©2010 Randi Kuhne

4 Seasons – Winter 5   1 comment

Here is another poem  dealing with winter.  I hope you guys like it.

The First Day of Snow

Snow, is a luxury
In our tropical world
Snow is a fable
Never saw, never touched, never smell

The first day of snow drifting onto a winter wonderland
The first time I felt it, on my face, around me
Boundless joy, wonder, ecstasies
Unreal, beautiful, white
A winter wonderland of ecstasies
Just for me

Silvery icicles, hanging off branches golden like the autumn days fading into winter
Silvery, like fairy tales
Pond of frozen winter clear, ducks swimming chasing their own tails
In ecstasies, in wonder, like a fairytale unfold

Snow, is a luxury
Unreal, beautiful, unbelievably soft
Boundless wonder, boundless joy
A magical world of snowy white
God’s glorious creation

A winter wonderland,
Beautiful beyond measure

Iris Rain

I went and looked up some pictures of castles in Europe durring the wintertime to get the medieval feel going here.

This makes me think of big feast halls with fires in gigantic fireplaces while the noble drink mead and they feast of giant boars and dogs at their feet that they throw bones too.   What about horse drawn sleighs through a quiet forest blanketed with snow.     Or riding a horse on the castles land on freshly fallen snow.     The wind blows across the moore and the pond is frozen over.

This is the end of our Winter section.   You wouldn’t know it today where I am.    It was snowing then sunny then snowing then sunny again.  Then we had a blizzard for a while but then it got windy and sunny again.   I swear mother nature is laughing her ass off at us right now.  Anyways next weekend I will be doing spring which that it is totally by fluke that it happens to be Easter that weekend.    So good bye winter and hello spring.

Posted April 17, 2011 by Sweetrivers in elf, Elves, fairy, fantasy, Seasons, Winter

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4 Seasons – Winter 2   Leave a comment

Here are some more winter things to share.   More pictures and a few poems.  I’m trying to really create the mood of winter so I was hunting and pecking on the web to find stuff suitable.   So here I go with page 2.   I hope you like it.

Fairies in Winter

As the snowflakes fall
The fairies rise
With a twinkle
In their eyes.

As the stars come out
The fairies descend
To bring you joy
And laughter without end.

As the moon shines bright
The fairies glow
While gathering
The mistletoe.

As the sun comes up
The fairies sleep,
Tucked in their beds
In slumber deep,
As the fairies dream
New magic they make
To fill the world
When they awake.

Remember the fae,
Who thought of you
Throughout the day!



When I think of winter I think of things that will keep me from feeling cold, like hot sweet coffee, or a fuzzy warm blanket or cuddling up to my kitty Socks.   Winter gives me a reason to wear fuzzy socks and drink hot chocolate (with whipped cream and cinnamon).    I also think of some of the foods I love to eat in the winter season like beef and barley stew, spaghetti, hot chicken soup, turkey dinners, all kinds of creamy soups.  Sushi…well then I think of sushi any time of the year.   Then you think of the kinds of things you can do in winter that you can’t do other times of the year such as skiing, sledding, ice skating, snow ball fights, snow men and snow angels.

Ever wonder what a fairy snow angel would look like?   Or a centaur’s?  Or a dragons?

Do you think pixie’s have snow ball fights with each other?

I can picture winter spirits dancing and wizzing through the falling snow flakes.    Other winter creatures come together to play with the winter fae.

Posted April 16, 2011 by Sweetrivers in fairy, Seasons, Winter

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The 4 Seasons – Winter   Leave a comment

I wanted to do a series on the 4 seasons, one each weekend.   Since Winter just left us in the northern hemisphere I thought to start with that one to put it behind us and wish it a fond farewell till next year.   I have a number of fantasy based pics dealing with winter and snow and would like to share them with you.

The snow falling to the ground dances and spins in the crisp wind.    Snowflakes dance and play then slowly blanket the ground.   My nose is cold and red and my toes feel frozen yet there is a peacefulness that you feel in this white blanketed place.   There is a quiet stillness all around muffling the noises of the forest.   The wind is but a whisper of the wintery tune.   My breath escapes me in a puff of swirly white mist.  As I look to the sky to see the snow fall, it sprinkle onto my face and binds to my lashes.   The trees are barren but coated in white with long pointy icicles, like fingers, clinging to it’s branch.  The clinking of icicles tinkle together  as the clink together in the breeze.    I hear a noise and turn to face it and see an owl staring back at me.   With a hoot and a blink it expands it’s white feathery wings and jumps into the night sky…

A icy heart and an icy mind leads to a bitter soul.

     


Posted April 15, 2011 by Sweetrivers in Seasons, Winter

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Fairy Quotes and Facts – Thursday April 14 2011   Leave a comment

I’d like to, over the time I keep this blog to share some history facts and quotes about the world of the fae and fantasy.  I want to share pictures and some of the interesting stuff I’ve been reading, about the fantasy world and the fairy realm.  Here are some of the stuff I’ve come across recently.  Enjoy.

Quotes

Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold.
Perhaps the Faeries come to drink the raindrops that they hold.
~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, “A Faery Song”

Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Garden fairies come at dawn,
Bless the flowers then they’re gone.
~Author Unknown


Facts

Animism is the belief that everything  in our natural world, like trees, water, air, plants, animals and mountains have a spirit.  This is the root of some early religions that has survived over time with some people like Native North American Indians.   The superstition that you touch a piece of wood for luck probably predates even the Druids.

It’s surprising to many people that fairies are not native to any one place on earth yet the different legends from all over the world have the fairy fold having similar characteristics to one another.

No one knows where the thoughts and stories of the fae started but they are found in all kinds of literature, over thousands of years, from song, to story and to poem.

A fair bit of this information I got from a book called “A Complete Guide to Fairies and Magical Beings”  by Cassandra Eason.


The Mystery of the Magical World   Leave a comment

Is the Fairy world real?   Hundreds of years of European history have had records of fae sitings around Ireland, United Kingdom and Scandinavia and some parts of Germany.   Many people people believe that people see the fae because they are looking for the divine.    Do people look for the fairy world for the same reasons they look for aliens?    Is seeing   the fae a   spiritual thing or a proof of an other worldly life living on the same planet as us but not in the same dimension?    Are they a creation from God or did they fall from  heaven  from some  great cosmic battle?   Some say only children can see them because their eyes are open to the wonders of the universe and not dragged down by the bubble that adults live in.    For whatever reason they exist in our history and folklore?    Either way their lives are a mystery to us all and many of us wish to see this mystical realm.

So onto their magical, nature  filled lives.   Please enjoy your journey.